Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Earn your leadership every day.